ECHO Legal Services P.C.Work Injury

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ECHO Legal ServicesWork Injury Lawyer WSIB Claim

If an injury occurs on the job, you may be wondering what steps to take. A work injury lawyer or paralegal can help you file a WSIB claim and get you the compensation you deserve for your injury or illness. They can also help you with the return to work process ensuring the best possible outcome with your employer.

Work injury lawyers and paralegals are experienced in handling workplace injury cases and know the ins and outs of the WSIB process. They can ensure you get the benefits you are entitled to. If your employer is contesting your claim, a work injury lawyer or paralegal can also represent you in the appeal.

Injuries at work can range from the mild to severe. Each case is different and handled on its own merits. The intent is to mitigate a worker's lost time from work but this is not always possible. It is the employer's responsibility to offer modified duties if available and it is the worker's responsibility to accept them if suitable to the identified physical restrictions. A RTW Specialist from the WSIB will assist in the process between the worker and employer. Alternatively, depending on the severity of the injury, lost time from work maybe necessary to recover. A permanent impairment may also be identified for a physical or emotional injury.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario is the Provincial agency that provides support and insurance for workers injured on the job. It is a NO fault insurance plan that provides compensation to workers hurt or disabled from work. Injured workers cannot sue his or her employer for damages. Their only option is to file a claim and pursue whatever benefits are available to them under the Act.

When an injury occurs at work, it is imperative to take a number of steps in order for a WSIB claim to not be rejected. The most critical thing to do would be to report your injury to your employer and seek immediate medical attention for your injury. Employers and doctors have a responsibility to report the injury to the WSIB independently. Both employers and workers need to keep open communication. Detailed records should also be kept about symptoms, medical appointments, medications, and witness statements. The initial reporting is generally what determines allowance.

Steps to Take if Injured

The following steps are important if you were injured at work.

  • If you sustain an injury at work, it is important that your employer or human resources department be notified of the circumstances so they can report and file a F7 - Employer's Report of Injury Form while taking care of any immediate medical needs on the day of injury. You have 6 months from the date of injury to file a WSIB claim.
  • You should give a detailed account of your injury or condition. How did it happen? Were others involved, if so, who? What time did it occur? Who was the person you reported it to? Capture the contact information of any witnesses so they can be contacted at a later date if necessary.
  • Seek immediate medical attention through your family doctor or hospital, and advise them of your work accident history and details of your injury ensuring they file a WSIB report.
  • Complete a Form 6- Worker's Report of Injury Form
  • Maintain a record of your medical visits, symptoms, and any activities of daily living that you can no longer perform or have tried to perform.
  • Your employer may be able to offer modified duties that can help ease any pain or discomfort while still maintaining productivity in their workplace.

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It is imperative to always cooperate with the WSIB and your assigned Case Manager. You will need to provide any information requested of you, which could include attending a health examination at a WSIB Clinic or physical therapy sessions if recommended by them for treatment purposes. The medical rehabilitation process is all about you with the intent to help reach a full recovery.

If returning to your regular job duties is not possible due to your physical restrictions after your injury, Work Transition Services can be made available to you through the WSIB which will assist in identifying what alternative work is suitable for you to pursue noting not only your restrictions, but also your transferrable skills and past work experiences.